Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beef En Croute
1 4 lb beef eye of the round roast
3/4 cup burgundy
3/4 cup dry sherry
2 bay leaves
1 onion, quartered
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped (3 cups)
1 large leek, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup liver pate or on 4 3/4 ounce can liver spread
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup cold water
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
Place meat in clear plastic bag; set in deep bowl. combing Burgundy, dry sherry, bay leaves, and onion. Pour over meat in bag; close. Chill overnight; turn bag occasionally to distribute the marinade.
Next day, remove meat from bag; reserve marinade. Place meat on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer. Roast at 425 degrees f. till thermometer registers 130 degrees, about 55 minutes. Remove meat from pan; cool 20 minutes. Reserve drippings. Trim any fat from meat.
Meanwhile, cook mushrooms and leek in butter till tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in pate, crumbs, and 3 tablespoons of the reserved marinade. (Save remaining marinade) Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
Stir together the 2 cups flour and 1/2 tea. salt. Cut in shortening till size of small peas. Gradually add 1/3 to 1/2 cup cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork till all is moistened. Form into a ball.
On floured surface roll dough to a 14 x 12 inch rectangle. Spread mushroom mixture to within 1 inch of edges. Center meat atop. Overlap long sides. Brush edges with egg; seal. Place roast, seam down, on greased baking sheet. Brush egg over all. Re roll pastry trimmings. Cut into strips; crisscross on roast. Brush with remaining egg.
Bake at 425 degrees f. till pastry is golden, 30 to 35 minutes (meat will be rare). Heat 3/4 cup water with reserved drippings till solids dissolve. Mix 1/2 cup cold water with 3 tablespoons flour; stir into drippings with 1/4 cup reserved marinade. Cook and stir till bubbly; season with salt and pepper. Serve with roast. Makes 12 servings.
TAKEN FROM BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ALL-TIME FAVORITE BEEF RECIPES 1977.